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Forest Certification and Traditional Practices Working Hand-in-Hand

By Guest Blogger, November 19, 2014

By Guest Blogger: David Walkem Chief of the Cooks Ferry Indian Band, Merritt, British Columbia, President of Stuwix Resources Joint Venture, and an SFI board member At Stuwix Resources Joint Venture, we work hard to incorporate First Nations values into finding sustainable ways to use our renewable forest resources. That’s why it’s so gratifying that…

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Support from Diverse Communities is the Key to Sustainable Future Forests

By Kathy, September 26, 2014

Shaping the forest of the future requires cooperating with a wide range of interests today. The forest community must find common ground to ensure the sustainability of future forests. That’s why the SFI Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) brings landowners and brand owners from across the supply chain together with communities, conservation groups and other key…

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2014 SFI Annual Conference Leaves a Lighter Footprint for Forests

By Guest Blogger, August 25, 2014

Alterra Hetzel, Guest Blogger Forest Carbon Business Development Manager for The Conservation Fund Every day, The Conservation Fund works to prevent the loss of America’s last large and intact privately-held forest. With a core belief that environmental protection and economic vitality fundamentally reinforce one another, we strive to ensure the forests’ vital role in providing…

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National Association of State Foresters Annual Meeting

By Nadine Block, October 2, 2013

Fresh off SFI’s own annual conference, I had the great pleasure to participate in the National Association of State Foresters annual meeting last week, in Hot Springs, Virginia. The meeting brought together the directors of all the state forestry agencies and a range of partners from federal agencies, conservation organizations, and others. SFI was proud…

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – Helping to Keep Working Forests as Forests

By Guest Blogger, March 13, 2012

Larry Selzer President and CEO The Conservation Fund The U.S. Green Building Council is inviting comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In this post, Larry Selzer,…

Larry Selzer: The Value of America’s Working Forests

By Kathy, September 29, 2011

Larry Selzer covered a lot of ground in his keynote address at the SFI annual conference. It was clearly well received, and was one of the highlights of the event. Larry is an incredible advocate for working forests and certification because he has such a unique perspective. He heads The Conservation Fund, a top-ranked non-profit…